DR. Stephen Grand

Dr. Stephen Grand leads the Middle East Strategy Task Force at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Project on US Relations with the Islamic World at Brookings, where he served as director from 2006 to 2013. He recently published a book, Understanding Tahrir Square: What Transitions Elsewhere Can Teach Us about the Prospects for Arab Democracy. From 2004 to 2006, he was director of the Aspen Institute's Middle East Strategy Group. He has served as an adjunct professor at American University and Syracuse University, an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute. Dr. Grand serves as chairman of the board of the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and a member of the International Advisory Council of the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.